Women Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki


Yoshitoshi Kanemaki new sculptures

Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki  produces figurative sculptures with varying abnormalities and glitches, doubling the eyes on some works, while multiplying the heads on others to convey an impressive array of human emotion. Each piece, with sizes ranging from life-size to miniature, is first sketched directly onto a large section of camphor wood and then chiseled to match the absurd female form. You can see more sculptures from Kanemaki on his Behance and Facebook.

“I am trying to stimulate people living in this time to pay attention to the significance of being ‘alive’ and ‘human,’” Yoshitoshi Kanemaki told Bored Panda. “I think that asking that question is more important than answering it. I hope my work will be a stimulus to ask that question”

“There are traditional techniques cultivated from old times in Japan where Japanese have been living. I have learned and always applied them for the basis of production of my work. I am pouring ‘time’ and ‘questions’ into fundamental wooden techniques so that I can create works”

“I produce not only life size sculptures but also small works which can even fit in a palm. In addition, I produce big size sculptures which are much taller than a human’s height”

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

Yoshitoshi Kanemaki

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